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namedRange in Google Docs – keep it encapsulated

NB This is Google Docs not Google Sheets. My add-in interfaces with an external server storing bibliographic data which can then be inserted in the Google Document. Formatting of these data is managed ...
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System of equations in Google Documents

How can I insert a system of equations like this in Google Documents?
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Cannot find something in Google Drive / Google Docs

I put in the words Media Cloud Engineering in one of the Google docs. It has been more than 10 days, and today I saw something similar, so I went to my Google Drive to search: Media Cloud ...
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Duplicate shortcuts

Example problem: I want to indent a line in a google docs document. I want to do this with a key combination Problem: The existing key combination also open book marks. Problem to solve: Eliminate the ...
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google document replace user's selection

I have an app that needs to insert some text in the document either where the cursor is positioned or over the user's selection (replacing it). The best I've come up with is: function newElement(...
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namedranges in google docs – get elements then get text from them

As I understand from the documentation, a namedrange is an object that can be given a name and each range comprises one or more elements (e.g. text element). Once I have created a namedrange, I can ...
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Why can't I inspect on google docs?

I have tried to inspect google docs, but the inspect button is greyish, not letting me click on it
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How to export all my org's documents from Google Drive/Google Docs to OpenDocument?

My organisation is using Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), mostly Google Docs and Google Drive, to host a mix of documents in various formats. As an admin, how do I export all the documents (or all ...
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How to make Google Docs automatically correct misspellings

I would like Google Docs to automatically correct misspellings, not underline them for me to manually correct. Is this possible? "Automatically correct spelling" is already selected.
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Content control or invisible placeholders

Related to this question dated 5 years ago and where it is stated that "Google Docs doesn't have invisible placeholders at this time, but it has bookmarks." MS Word has 'content controls' ...
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google Script insert as HTML

If I have the string: var text = "Altman, R. (1992). Sound space. In R. Altman (Ed.), <em>Sound Theory Sound Practice</em> (pp. 46–64). New York: Routledge."; How can I insert ...
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Google docs - reconnect a list before the previous one

I have two lists. A main list and a small list. The small list is nested inside the main one. We can summerize it like that : 1. Install process 1. Step 1 2. Step 2 3. Step 3 2. Execution ...
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Google Docs ignoring modified paragraph style indentation, using “update … to match”

It looks like Google Docs cannot apply indentation to paragraph styles... For instance, I have modified the Heading1 paragraph style to given formatting and indentation, however when a invoking "...
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Insert dynamically first nam and last name in google document [duplicate]

Is there a way to insert user elements (like name) dynamically in a Google Document For example, I have some GDocs templates and I want to use variables in the footer. This variables insert the name ...
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How can I delete several pages of text from my Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs file that contains about 250 pages of text. Only pages 180-230 apply to me, so I wanted to delete the unnecessary pages from the document. I have tried to drag my cursor over the ...
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Adding none-printing text in Google Docs?

I have a Google Docs document and am keen to add a line of text (perhaps in the header or footer) just to serve as a reminder for myself... but I don't want it to be visible when printing or exporting ...
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“You have reached your limit of named versions” when naming a version

I didn't realize this, but Google Sheets (and I'm guessing Google Docs) as well seems have a limit on the number of named versions you can save? The bigger issue is that I'm not able to find any ...
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Google Docs table of content, ported to word, then exported as pdf

So I downloaded a report template from Google Docs and it has a table of content shown below. The problem is that when I export the file from my word to a pdf, it turns to this monstrosity, How do I ...
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In Google Docs, can I hide other users' from the other users?

I want to share a Google Doc with a team for editing, at the same time I want to hide their emails and names from each other (they all don't know each other, freelancers). Is there a way I can do so?
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Is it possible that Google Docs does not show page breaks on the screen?

I use Google Docs to keep some notes, and would 99% or 100% not print it out ever. So I hope to see the pages on the screen just as one continuous scroll, or without the page breaks. Is that possible?...
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Managing Google Docs assigned action items with Tasks

Is there a way to track and manage action items/assignments in Google docs? Currently there does not appear to be any straightforward way to view a list of all the places where somebody has assigned ...
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Google Doc permission

I am a teacher and a quiz I gave in Google Docs did not let them view the quiz and asked them for permission to access it. However, some students were able to get into the quiz and some did not.
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How can I import a .docx file in Google Docs?

I have uploaded a file in Google Drive which I would like to open in Google Docs. Using the web interface of Google Drive, I right clicked on the file and then selected "Open With". But ...
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A keyboard shortcut to create a blank document from the docs.google.com/document/u/0 webpage

I have gone through the Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Docs page — didn't find what I was looking for there — and have added the AutoControl Shortcut Manager extension to Chrome. After a brief review ...
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Why are Google Docs shared with me only coming from one email source?

Every time I receive a shared Google Doc, i.e. doc or sheet, I am notified that it is being sent from one particular person and not the person that is sharing the document with me. Is there something ...
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What's the best way to upload a million row spreadsheet as Google spreadsheet? [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet with over a million rows that I would like to have as a Google sheet. I tried uploading the file as a CSV to my Google drive, which worked. Then I tried opening it as a ...
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Google Script: Changing date format from Typeform Response in Sheets

I'm using Google Script to add a function where once the response from Typeform is sent to the sheet, a button called "create document" is added to fill up the Google Doc template using the ...
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If I add someone as an Editor to a Google Doc, can they see the old version history?

I created a Google Doc, made some edits, then added a colleague as an Editor. Can they see in the "Version history" the edits I made prior to adding them? (Important because I was editing a ...
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Which formats can Google Docs import/restore?

I want to export/download files FROM Google Docs in a format that will allow me to import/upload them to Google Docs retaining all possible formatting. While Google Docs offers several formats to ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document [closed]

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, as we can do ...
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How to stop “Open in Docs” option on Google Drive Shared Files

How to eliminate the "Open in Google Docs" option to prevent various users from opening/modifying a shared PDF file in Docs for the free (not Business/Market) Google Drive? I password ...
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Copy Google Drive document activity/changes history

Making a copy of Drive's Google Document will not transfer over any of the metadata such as changes made or version history. This applies to their suite in general (Forms, Sheets, Slides, etc.) Is ...
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Keyboard shortcut to “Replace URL with its title” in Google Docs

If a URL is pasted and created into a link into a Google Docs an option is shown in a popup to replace the URL with the URL's title, either of a web page or another google document. How can this be ...
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What format do we need to use to get the Suggested Action Items feature to work?

Google mentions the following about the suggested action items feature: As you type, if Google Docs detects an action item (for example, “AI: Jen to send a follow-up email” or “Todo: Alex to finish ...
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How to get total tally of items in a column in Google Docs?

I have the following dataset in Google Docs. I want to dynamically update the bottom two rows based on number of time 'h' or 's' occur in the corresponding row. What should be the formula for it, so ...
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When I connect Goole Drive or Docs to Slack, who can see my content?

It's not clear to me from the support answers I've gotten who can see my Google Drive or Docs content when I connect to Slack. The scenario that concerns me is when I have a Slack account with a ...
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How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents?

How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents? For example, in one of my Google document, the vertical spacing in the table of contents used to be fine: but after ...
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Shared Doc Always Opens to A Certain Position/Page. Can it be changed?

When opening a shared Google Doc, it always opens to the same spot, which is not the beginning... is there some kind of formatting tag here (that can be changed) so it opens at the beginning (or at ...
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How can I make a document into two columns that take up a 70/30 split of the page instead of 50/50?

I can control the spacing between and where the text stops within each column using the ruler but I can't figure out how to move where the spacing between the columns is centered. Right now with the ...
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How to stop Google Docs from pasting titles instead of links

Google Docs's functionality changed within the past month, such that now for many different websites, it will automatically replace the link with the title of the website. For example, if I copy https:...
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Unintended ruler changes in Google Docs

How can I keep this from happening? Rulers in Google Docs (Word too....) seem to change capriciously depending on the history of style changes. See the image below of how bulleted text lines up. Is ...
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How do I delete more than one document at a time on google documents. Not google drive

I have a whole bunch of documents from like 2 years ago and it's really annoying. It take like 10-15 seconds to delete one. I don't have hours to spend deleting documents one by one when I am 12 and ...
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How I can generate a pdf with AcroForm from a form generated in google docs?

I am making the following form in google docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wr9fAJaovHiGYJU_qW45vMdlQyd7Jj9gThWBgNZ5Opw/edit?usp=sharing I want somehow to place input fields and generate a pdf ...
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Google docs produces a pop up when copying and pasting nearly every time

When I copy and paste into google docs it almost always (3 times out of 4) produces the following box even when I use the keyboard shortcuts (on firefox). Is there any way to permanently tell it to ...
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Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? [closed]

Is there a way to programmatically interact with google docs? I would like to be able to program actions like highlighting text, changing font size/color/type, etc. Thanks!
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How to insert a webp image into a document?

I am trying to insert a webp format image into a table in a document - however it's giving me an error. When I try with a jpg file, I am able to insert the image at the top of the file (I don't know ...
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Links between Google sheets and docs that keeps file name update automatically

I try to insert a link referencing a Google Sheets file in a Google Docs file while keeping the name of the sheets file, even if it is later modified. I would like to use this to avoid constantly ...
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Text Inserter Macros for Google Docs [closed]

Is it possible to type a shortened text phrase and have Google Docs (or a third party extension) replace it with text provided to it by the user (me). It should work like Dot Phrases in Epic.
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How do I align two words so that they are exactly below each other?

I want to write a text with literal translations exactly under each word. How do I make sure that the translated word is perfectly aligned with its counterpart in the other language?
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More substitutions than I can view

Google Doc's equivalent to Word's AutoCorrect feature (Tools->Preferences->Substitutions) will correct common spelling mistakes. Great feature, I use it a lot. I've used it that much I now have ...

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